XY axis angle calibration?

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XY axis angle calibration?

Post by tanakas » Thu May 04, 2017 5:37 am


I have a Geeetech i3 pro b, and the X and Y axes are not perpendicular.

I was not successful in correcting it mechanically, because the Geometry (basically parallelograms) is not very suitable for angle corrections.

Before I start drilling and sawing: how do you effectively calibrate the XY angle?

Also, I was not successful in finding software-based calibrations (like with the Original Prusa i3 mk2). Is there a possibility in Marlin?

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Re: XY axis angle calibration?

Post by William » Fri May 12, 2017 4:50 pm

Hi,could you show some pictures or videos about the X,Y axis?It will more helpful for me to understand.
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Re: XY axis angle calibration?

Post by silviop » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:10 pm

Same thing here , i buy i3 pro b and if i print square became parallelogram (about 1mm every 10cm).

there is no way to correct mechanically i think to print a front support with smooth rod holes shifted to compensate this angle.

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Re: XY axis angle calibration?

Post by bjoern » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:03 pm


I have the same problem -> 2.5mm every 150mm ... I have no idea how to fix the problem on my hardware.
Yesterday I wrote a little java programm, that correct the y-values in my exported stl-files.

With this workarround I can get acceptable prints.

The programm determines the lowest x-value in the stl-file and calculate for every vertex in relation to the lowest x-value an y-offset.

If you need. I could provide the code.

best regard


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Re: XY axis angle calibration?

Post by _kaktus_ » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:32 am

Gentlemen, did any of you try to correct the number of steps for 1mm stepper motor?

After all, this is the basic calibration of the printer.

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